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Latitude E6420 and E6420ATG: Windows 7 Driver Installation Order



Article Summary: This article provides information on the correct order to install drivers for Windows 7 on Latitude E6420 and E6420ATG models.


Microsoft Windows 7

After a clean installation of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, you must install the following drivers / software packages in the following sequence.

NOTE: Some components may or may not be on your system depending on build and specification.

The list below shows which section heading each driver is listed under on the www.dell.com/support website for your system. Before choosing your drivers be sure and select the correct Operating system, I.E. Windows 7 from the drop down list.

  1. Dell System Software - System Utilities
  2. Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility - Chipset Drivers
  3. Dell Data Protection Middleware Package - Dell Data Protection
  4. Dell Data Protection Driver Package - Dell Data Protection
  5. NVidia NVS 4200M - Video
  6. IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio - Audio
  7. Intel Rapid Storage Technology - Serial ATA
  8. O2Micro OZ600xxx Memory Card - Chipset
  9. Intel Unified AMT 7 Management Interface Driver - Chipset
  10. ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor - Chipset
  11. Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device - Network
  12. Intel WiFi Link 6xxx Series WLAN Half-Mini Card - Network
  13. Intel WiMAX Link 6250 - Network
  14. Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92 Modem - Modem/Communications
  15. Dell Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card - Modem/Communications
  16. Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module - Network
  17. Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad - Mouse, Keyboard & Input Devices
  18. eGalax EMPIA EETI Multi-Touchscreen - Mouse, Keyboard & Input Devices
  19. NEC USB3.0 - Chipset
NOTE: Please use this page only as a guide, illustrating how Device Manager will look during driver install. Drivers can be downloaded from our Drivers and Downloads page

Dell System Software

Install the Dell System Software update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>System Utilities>Dell System Software.

Dell System Software is a compilation of critical Microsoft hotfixes & updates and also enables and enhances the smart card controller

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Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility

Check if the chipset driver is installed by looking at Device Manager (shown below). Install the Intel chipset update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the DVD, choose Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility.

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Dell Data Protection Middleware
Package

Install the Dell Data Protection Middleware
Package from our Drivers and Downloads page
or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. Choose Windows 7>Dell Data Protection>Dell Data Protection Middleware
Package. This will install the the following list of software:

  • NTRU Core TCG Software Stack
  • Microsoft Hotfix for CCID Smartcard Reader on Windows 7

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Dell Data Protection Driver Package

Install the Dell Data Protection Middleware
Package from our
Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. Choose Windows 7>Dell Data Protection>Dell Data Protection Driver Package. This will install the following software:

  • Microsoft Runtime Libraries SP1 for Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft Runtime Libraries SP1 for Visual Studio 2008
  • BioAPI Framework
  • Dell Control Vault
  • Dell Smartcard Keyboard
  • Dell Smartcard Reader for Windows 7
  • UPEK TouchChip Fingerprint Reader

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NVidia NVS 4200M

NOTE: If the system supports NVdia Optimus, be sure to install the Intel HD Video driver first, follow by NVidia driver installation later. Install Intel Sandybridge NB GT2 GFX - GMA HD 3000 update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Video Drivers>Intel Sandybridge NB GT2 GFX - GMA HD 3000.

Check if the video driver is installed by looking at Device Manager (shown below). Install NVdia NVS 4200M update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Video Drivers>NVdia NVS 4200M.

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IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio

By default Windows 7 installed a generic audio driver for the IDT chipset however do proceed with the IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Audio Drivers>IDT 92HDxxx HD Audio.

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Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. Choose Windows 7>Serial ATA Drivers>Intel Rapid Storage Technology. This will install the updated SATA driver with Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

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O2Micro OZ600xxx Memory Card

Install the media card driver from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>O2Micro OZ600xxx Memory Card. This will install the updated media card driver with O2Micro OZ600xxx Memory Card.

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Intel Unified AMT 7 Management Interface Driver

Install the Intel Unified AMT 7 Management Interface Driver from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>Intel Unified AMT 7 Management Interface Driver. This will install the PCI simple communications controller as listed in the 'Other devices' list below.

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ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor

Check if the ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor driver is installed by looking at Device Manager (shown below). Install the driver from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Chipset Drivers >ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor.

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Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device

Check if the network card driver is installed by looking at Device Manager shown below. It will show an exclamation mark on Ethernet Controller. Install the Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Network Drivers>Intel 825xx Gigabit Platform LAN Network Device

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Intel WiFi Link 6xxx Series WLAN Half-Mini Card

Check if the WLAN driver is installed by looking at Device Manager shown below. It will show an exclamation mark on Network Controller. For this example, we're using the Intel 6250 WLAN card. Install the Intel WiFi Link 6xxx Series WLAN Half-Mini Card update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Network Drivers>Intel WiFi Link 6xxx Series WLAN Half-Mini Card

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Intel WiMAX Link 6250

Check if the WiMAX driver is installed by looking at Device Manager shown below. For this example, we're using the Intel 6250 WLAN card. Install the Intel WiMAX Link 6250 update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Network Drivers>Intel WiMAX Link 6250

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Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92 Modem

By default a generic Conexant driver is installed however please update the Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92 Modem update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Communication Drivers>Conexant D330,HDA,MDC,v.92 Modem

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Dell Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card

Check if the WWAN driver is installed by looking at Device Manager shown below. For this example, we're using the Dell 5550 WWAN card. Install the Dell Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Communication Drivers>Dell Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card

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Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module

By default the Bluetooth driver is installed however please update the Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Network Applications>Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module

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Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad

Check if the touchpad driver is installed by looking at Device Manager shown below. Install the Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad update from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you are installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Input Drivers>Dell Multi-Touch Touchpad

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eGalax EMPIA EETI Multi-Touchscreen

By default the generic touchscreen driver is already installed. The driver can be updated through the Drivers and Downloads page or Resource DVD. If installing from the disc, choose Windows 7>Input Application>eGalax EMPIA EETI Multi-Touchscreen. This will install the updated touchscreen driver. This driver is only needed when the system is purchased with touch panel.

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NEC USB3.0

Install the USB3.0 driver from our Drivers and Downloads page or by inserting the Dell Resource DVD. If you use the disc, choose Windows 7>Chipset Drivers>NEC USB3.0. This will install the updated USB 3.0 driver. This driver is only needed when the system is purchased with additional USB 3.0 media bay.

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Article ID: SLN151771

Last Date Modified: 08/14/2017 01:59 PM


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